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Pope, Alexander -1782

Works: 4 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 42 library holdings
Genres: History  Travel writing  Sources 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: DA855, 914.110473
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Most widely held works by Alexander Pope
Ancient history of Orkney, Caithness, & the north by Þormóður Torfason( Book )

3 editions published in 1866 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour in Scotland and voyage to the Hebrides, 1772 by Thomas Pennant( Book )

2 editions published in 1774 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The naturalist and traveller Thomas Pennant (several of whose other works are reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection) published this account of a journey through Scotland and its islands in 1774. Pennant (1726-98) had already written one account of Scotland, in 1771. (He later claimed that by 'shewing that it might be visited with safety' he had created a tourist boom.) His great enthusiasm was for the Hebrides, and more than half of the book describes his voyage around the islands, though he was frustrated by bad weather in getting to Staffa. He transcribes instead an account by Sir Joseph Banks, who had visited in the same year, and in his preface he acknowledges the researches and notes on particular places which had been provided by friends and correspondents. This is a genial account of the history, environment and people of a region still exotic to many Britons
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Audience level: 0.79 (from 0.21 for The influe ... to 0.83 for The Rev. A ...)

Alternative Names
Paip, Alexander, -1782

Pope, Alexander, d. 1782